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About feliciansistershaiti

Proclaming the Word of God ever more fully as the heart of our commitment to justice and peace and the best means to raise the dignity of the human person, especially women and children.

Behold the child…

On Friday, September 15, feast of the Sorrowful Mother, a young 17-year-old mother came to our door with her malnourished, pre-mature baby son. He was born after seven months and now, at two months old, he was fighting for his life.

Sr. Danat, had worked in a maternity ward years ago as a nurse, and her skills came back swiftly. Thanks be God she was with us and that our clinic doctor was here working in the pharmacy.


It was suggested that we bring the mother and child to the Missionaries of Charity here in Jacmel or to the hospital. We decided to go to the Sisters, and they took them right away. The Mother will be staying with her baby until he gets strength. 

On this feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, we thank God and Our Lady for guiding the way and using us to behold their child…😇

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Celebrating 5 Years in the Felician Haiti Mission

It was five years ago today, on the feast of St. John Chrysostom,  that we made our journey to Haiti to embrace the ministry of presence. In this morning’s responsorial psalm, we prayed:

“Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever.  Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. 

Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might. 

Making known to all your might and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom. Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages, and your dominion endures through all generations.” Psalm 145

We believe this scripture has been fulfilled in our living here in Haiti, especially in Jacmel. Our humble journey began in Port au Prince, where we lived in the house of Yvon Kerizon. We lived for a few months in one room. We were given many opportunities to meet with Bishops in different dioceses, to learn the language, and get to know the people and culture of our Haitian community. During these simple beginnings, we even experienced our first hurricane–Sandy.


We were invited to Jacmel by Bishop Launay Saturne, who gave us the second floor of a school building to begin the ministry of presence in Jacmel. The Lord was waiting for us here as He already had plans of what was to come: The Mother Angela Kitchen, Mother Angela Mobile Clinic, English instruction, the Pay-it-Forward program, assisting kids and teens to go to school, teaching women to read and write, sponsoring the “Water with Blessing” project, starting a teen choir, visiting homes, and, of course, introducing our Faith Formation program. We, too, are amazed at God’s grace, strength, and powerful presence in our midst. Thank you to all who accompany us with our Haitian brothers and sisters.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Fernando celebrates his birthday🎉🎂

On Friday, September 8, we had a lot of rain and some high winds. As a result, many of the kids did not come to the Mother Angela Kitchen. The day before, Fernando had told Sr. Marilyn that his birthday was on Friday. With all the rain and high winds, we did not think much about it. Sr. Inga was in the kitchen and saw Fernando looking sad. She asked him why, and he said he had no friends. No one had wished him a Happy Birthday. Well, we changed that when we came to him singing “Happy Birthday.”  We gave him some chocolates for him and also some chocolates to share with everyone!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Sisters Danat and Anna Maria meet Bishop Launay 

On Thursday, September 7, Sisters Danat and Anna Maria met with our Bishop Launay Saturne.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A change of plans continues God’s mission!

Last week, with the threat of Hurricane Irma and her devastation in the Caribbean, as well as the projected impact on Florida, Sisters Danat and Anna Maria needed to stay with us longer than had been planned. So, even though our visitation ended on Friday, we are blessed to have them share community and mission with us even longer.
Sr. Anna Maria spent 30 years in Kenya and, during that time, she had worked with babies, so she has fallen right in with all the babies we have here in the mission.


Sr. Anna Maria is also sharing her gourmet cooking skills with us.


Sr. Danat continues her work for the Congregation. Thank God we have electricity and the internet is working!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

General Councilors work in the Mother Angela Clinic

On Wednesday, September 6. Sr. Danat Marie and Sr. Anna Maria spent the day in Kap Wouj with the Mother Angela Clinic at St. Rock. They met with patients all day together with the Mother Angela Clinic Team.

Sr. Danat, Dr. Yves and Sr. Anna Maria


Sr. Danat assists Dr. Yves.


Sr. Anna Maria works in the pharmacy.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

General Visitation to the Felician Haiti Mission

On Saturday, September 2, S Danat Marie, Vicar General, and S Anna Maria, General Councilor, arrived in Jacmel for our first General Visitation. They were welcomed by our teens and children at Mass. They immediately entered the ministry of presence here in Haiti. 

Our first visit was to our new construction site. 😊


They right away joined us in the cooking and baking. 😊


Then we went to the market to buy material for uniforms, as well as school books and shoes for the kids, since school began this week. 😊



They joined us in our ministry of presence, visiting our families and the homes of some of our children. Since both sisters have nursing skills, they were taking blood pressures and checking the babies. Our kids love them and want to be around them all the time. 😊



 
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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized